Stunning Buffet in Typewriter

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My word. When I saw this beauty for sale, I pounced. Finding beautiful buffets to refinish is very difficult as EVERYONE IS LOOKING FOR THEM. It's quite a competitive market where I live which is frustrating. I had to make a quick decision on this one as I didn't want to lose her. When I went to pick her up, my decision was confirmed. I scored one big, stunning buffet! Good gracious. I … [Read more...]

Linen Milk-Painted Washstand Makeover

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I know the before picture I saw of this piece doesn't show much, but I could see the underlying beauty right away. Did you notice the carved details and the cuteness of this piece? I did and I knew I had to make her over. I promise she turns out pretty fantastic despite that very ugly picture. A little love, glue and time and she was all ready for some paint. Miss Mustard Seed's Linen Milk … [Read more...]

Desk in Rich Boxwood Milk Paint

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This piece has a story. I was scheduled to pick it up on a Monday morning at 9 am once my kids were on the bus and headed into school. I thought it was a good plan, BUT plans don't always go as planned do they? I loaded this with the help of the gal I purchased it from and then got into my Jeep to leave, but as soon as I shifted it into reverse, my brake pedal went to the floor. I knew … [Read more...]

Gorgeous Tall Artissimo Chest Makeover

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 This is the original Craigslist picture that drew me in...can you see why? The tiered top, the turned legs, the shape...I loved it all! Apparently when the seller purchased this it was painted yellow and she took the time to strip off the paint. She didn't fully finish the refinishing project though a some of the wood was different colors and not then stained to match. I didn't want to … [Read more...]

Trophy Hutch

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THIS caught my eye right away! A gorgeous, tall vintage Drexel hutch....it was in fantastic shape, too! I loved it! I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! I thought it needed a strong and sophisticated color....like Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Trophy. It is a sweet color! So...Trophy it is! I wanted to avoid chippiness so I added the Bonding Agent when I mixed the paint. I … [Read more...]

Cute Luckett’s Green Chest

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Hi guys! I have been muddling through trying to get into a new school routine since we began last Wednesday... and it is HARD! It takes such DISCIPLINE to do it well. Waking on time, making the bus, completing homework, getting dinner ready on time, and bedtime routines. Serenity NOW! I am sure it will get better, but it is a challenge right now. Blogging? Oh forget about it! I will get … [Read more...]

Tricycle Milk Painted Chest

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 She started a little like this... She was pretty cute with potential, but so dull. She needed some zip and some zing. She needed some RED. I used Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Tricycle on her base and refinished the top with a dark walnut stain. That oak grain was just too pretty to fully paint over. I left her wood knobs as they were...I like the tall oak chests with those rustic … [Read more...]

Rustic Glam Dresser in Trophy

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This dresser was pristine when I bought it. Not a blemish on it. And that grain. PUUUUUURRRRRRRRRFECT. I was in love. And truthfully this one gave me pause. I was hesitant to paint. Yup. Sometimes that can happen even to me. I appreciate lovely wood....I have a mix of wood and painted pieces in my home. I am not a wood hater...believe me. And this one made me stop and think. I waited … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Sweetheart

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What is it about white? Any furniture refinisher or painter would likely tell you that white is the hardest color to work with. It is a pain to paint with as sometimes stain bleeds through it. It takes a GAZILLION coats. And it isn't very forgiving...meaning it shows imperfections all too well. And yet....it is so pretty. I guess it is a LOVE/HATE thing. I hate to paint with it, but I love … [Read more...]

Striking Buffet in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Typewriter

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    She was lovely before paint...it's true. Can you imagine how much more with paint?? I purchased this from a furniture shop and opted not to buy the top piece rather using the base as simply a buffet. I loved her curves and that hardware was pretty awesome! I envisioned her as elegant and perfect for someone's dining room so I chose to paint her up in Miss Mustard Seed's … [Read more...]